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Vayechi, 7 Tevet 5779
December 16, 2018

Unity is a basic kabbalistic truth; we are all one with one another, every other human being and creature in the universe, and we are one with the Ultimate One. We affirm this every day, three times a day as we say the Sh'ma. Love your neighbor is not such a difficult task when we acknowledge the truth that we are all one. I wonder if the person who coined the phrase, "united we stand, divided we fall," is not a kabbalist. Part of our task is to pick up the pieces of the shattered vessel, each one of us who is a piece of that vessel, and come together in unity to fix our broken world. The Zohar speaks of this age we live in by saying, "Woe to those who will live in those days; blessed are those who will live in those days." There is much work to be done and it all begins with each of us thinking unity and living in harmony with one another. When we realize that we are all one, it is not so difficult to love our neighbor. May that realization shine upon the all people and may each of us collectively reveal the Light of the Creator and put an end to darkness in our world.

Shavua tov,

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Parashat Vayechi
Torah Portion:
Bereshit (Genesis) 47:28-50:26

Melachim Alef (I Kings) 2:1-12

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Zohar Portion
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Asarah B'Tevet - Tenth of Tevet
The Tenth of Tevet marks the onset of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylonia, and the beginning of the battle that ultimately destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple of Solomon, and sent the Jews into the 70-year Babylonian Exile. The Tenth of Tevet is viewed as such a severe and important fast day that it is observed even if it falls on a Friday (erev Shabbat), while our other fast days are so arranged by calendar adjustments as to never fall on a Friday, so as not to interfere with Shabbat preparations. (From Aish.com, read the full article here.) The Tenth of Tevet will occur on December 18, 2018 in the common calendar. The fast is observed from dawn until nightfall.

The Month of Tevet (Capricorn)
The new month of Tevet (Capricorn) will begin on Sunday, December 9, 2018. For more information, please go to This Month's Energy page.

Show Your Appreciation
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NEW Perek Shirah Page
Perek Shirah is an ancient text of unknown authorship, although many commentaries attribute it to King David. It takes the form of a list of eighty-four elements of the natural world. Everything in creation praises its Creator. The lessons can assist us on our journey. Rabbi Eliezer said, Anyone who involves themselves with Perek Shirah in this world, merits saying it in the next world. Kabbalah4All will be working on a new photo each week with a verse until we complete all 84. Click Here to go to our new Perek Shirah page.

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